I seriously love fall. The pumpkins, cozy afternoons, apple cider, and the falling leaves – everything. I love, love, love fall.
Now, after living in Hawaii for the last three years, I finally feel like I can enjoy it to the fullest. They didn’t exactly have changing colors and hayrides on the sandy shores of Honolulu.
For me, some of the most fun that I have during the fall months is decorating and crafting for it. I don’t know if it is the fun and whit of Halloween, or the beautiful colors and warm rich tones that come with the season, but the crisp air gets my creative crafty side going.
I really love to crochet. I love how it has become modern and fun. The patterns out right now are awesome, not to mention the yarns to accompany. I have found lots of free patterns for hats, scarves and blankets online. Also, I love making something called amigurimi. They make great gifts. I have made candy corns, ghosts and pumpkins. Super fun and really easy. If you don’t know how to crochet, just go online and look up local classes in the area. I also know that there are a lot of groups that get together on various posts to teach the craft. Ask around and see if any of your friends know how, they could always show you a few simple stitches to get the yarn flowing.
I have also gotten into making wreaths. My crafting partner in crime, my mom, got me into burlap this year. I am now obsessed. I ordered some, in bulk, got some wreath forms, and we made some really rustic, pretty wreaths. We decorated them with spiders and pumpkins and pretty ribbon that we found at the local craft store. I can’t wait to change it over for Christmas. They also make the same type of material in all kinds of colors and textures. The ideas and creativity are endless. I ordered the burlap off Amazon and you can find all the materials at the craft store.
Of course, my favorite of all, the pumpkins. My husband and I are already planning our big weekend to the pumpkin patch. We don’t pick out one or two pumpkins to carve, we usually go all out. We get enough to cover the front porch, find some odd gourds and mums. You can do so much by setting them out, stacking them and then of course carving them. I have seen some really different ideas to decorate with pumpkins in various crafting magazines right now. Of course, the internet is always a go to as well.
I hope you all have a wonderful start to the fall season, no matter where the Army has you. I know this year I am making up for missed time after our island tour. I can’t complain really, after all that time at the beach, but the change in scenery is welcome and exciting. Back to crafting.